The exhibit "Tesla Superhero" is an impressive installation located at NTEC in Karlovac. It is a ten-meter-tall interactive statue of Nikola Tesla that stretches through all floors of the center and offers a dual level of interaction.In its "standby" mode, the exhibit appears as a statue emerging from the wall, serving as the central decoration of the center, inviting visitors to explore it from different angles as it extends vertically through the center. The second level of interaction is highly personal, allowing visitors to become one with Tesla.
By touching the statue's finger, an electric spark is triggered, paying homage to Tesla's coil invention. The coil generates an electric spark that visitors can touch, thereby animating the exhibit - mapping projections appear on the statue's body, motivational messages are displayed, ambient lighting is activated, and thunder sounds can be heard.
The interaction with Tesla's statue activates senses that are less commonly represented in exhibitions - sound and touch. And it does so in the most dramatic way, with thunderous sound produced by a 3D sound system and electrical vibrations on the visitor's hand. The interaction places the visitor at the center of the experience, creating the impression that they themselves are a superhero controlling thunder and electricity. This allows them to empathize with Tesla's character, resulting in a highly personal experience and a unique memory from NTEC.
Marko Barišić holds a degree in Graphic Technology Engineering, with a specialization in graphic design, and currently works as a designer, planner, and photographer at a company Republic. He is the author or co-author of 50 permanent visual exhibitions and interior design projects for museums, interpretive centers, and visitor centers. He has completed 14 projects, including the recently opened Nikola Tesla Experience Center in Karlovac, the "Speleon" Underground Heritage Center in Rakovica, the award-winning Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding in Betina on Murter Island, the interpretive center for the UNESCO-protected St. James Cathedral in Šibenik in the Galbiani Palace "Civitas Sacra," the Natural History Collection "Hram prirode" in Krka National Park, and the visitor center in the annex of Tikveš Castle in Kopački Rit.Barišić completed his studies at the Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb, and has been working as a designer and planner for almost ten years.